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Year of the Comet (1992)

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An extremely rare bottle of wine (bottled during the appearance of the Great Comet of 1811) is discovered. Margaret Harwood is sent to retrieve it so it can be sold at auction. Oliver ... See full summary »

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Peter Yates

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William Goldman
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Penelope Ann Miller ... Margaret Harwood
Tim Daly ... Oliver Plexico
Louis Jourdan ... Philippe
Art Malik ... Nico
Ian Richardson ... Sir Mason Harwood
Ian McNeice ... Ian
Tim Bentinck ... Richard Harwood (as Timothy Bentinck)
Julia McCarthy Julia McCarthy ... Landlady
Jacques Mathou ... Doctor Roget
Arturo Venegas Arturo Venegas ... Luis
Chapman Roberts Chapman Roberts ... John
Nick Brimble ... Jamie
Andrew Robertson ... Scottish Farmer
Shane Rimmer ... T.T. Kelleher
Nicholas Ward Jackson Nicholas Ward Jackson ... Snobbish Wine Taster
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Storyline

An extremely rare bottle of wine (bottled during the appearance of the Great Comet of 1811) is discovered. Margaret Harwood is sent to retrieve it so it can be sold at auction. Oliver Plexico is assigned as her travel guide/bodyguard for the trip. However, other people desperately want the bottle and will stop at nothing to get it. A simple little trip becomes an international chase. Written by Brian W Martz <B.Martz@Genie.com> [edited]

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A comedy about romance and other perilous adventures. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for a scene of sensuality | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 April 1992 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Very Good Year See more »

Filming Locations:

France See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,350,939, 26 April 1992, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$2,791,515
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Although many viewers take it for granted that the comet of the title is Halley's Comet, this is not specifically stated in the film. In fact, the comet of the title was the Great Comet of 1811 (formally designated C/1811 F1 by astronomers). Halley's Comet, which appears only every 75 to 76 years, appeared in 1758 and 1835; it did not appear in 1811. See more »

Goofs

When Margaret Harwood goes to the MacPherson Castle and encounters Philippe in the shots showing Margaret's face, you can see a hair stuck up on her head. When Philippe's face is shown you can see Margaret's hair is back in place. See more »

Quotes

Oliver Plexico: Son of a bitch!
Margaret Harwood: Exactly!
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Connections

Referenced in Seinfeld: The Pool Guy (1995) See more »

Soundtracks

EINEKLEINE NACHTMUSIK
Composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Arranged by Charlotte Georg (as Lee Ashley)
Published by Software Music BMI
Courtesy of Capitol Production Music/Ole Georg
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A wonderful film for a rainy Sunday
27 September 2005 | by otherRicSee all my reviews

In an obvious homage to the wacky films of the '40's and '50's, year of the Comet is very good at being what it is - a fluffy film to be enjoyed lightly. It won't cure cancer, it won't change your political ideology, but it will make you smile, laugh, and have a nice 2 hours.

Tim Daly is effortlessly charming and Miss Miller is properly wholesome, as the role demands. Nice one-liners and recurring jokes, a frothy but well-paced plot, and some excellent performances by character actors in supporting roles (I especially love the Scottish mother) make it easy to watch and enjoy.

Well, unless you want explosions and political subtext.


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